WOODS Herbert

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Private Herbert Woods of 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment was born in Ryhall on 7 November 1882. His parents, Robert and Mary Woods, later moved to live in High Street, Ketton. He was married to Ethel Maud Woods and they had a son. Herbert was a gamekeeper living at Wansford before enlisting in Ketton on 31 March 1916. He went to France on 12 September and was killed by a bullet on 21 April 1917. He lies buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, south west of La Bassee, grave II.O.2, and is remembered on Ketton's War Memorial.

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  • Ketton Memorial
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More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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